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Stephen Lister, Non-Executive Chairman, CPS CapitalSUPPLIED

Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2023- CPS Capital (“CPS”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stephen Lister as Non-Executive Chairman.

Stephen Lister is a Canadian businessman, investor and philanthropist. Mr. Lister is currently the Chairman of Private Debt Partners, a senior debt financing provider to Canadian mid-market companies from Funds managed on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Mr. Lister brings over 35 years of private equity experience, providing equity financing and consulting assistance to the management teams of past portfolio companies.

Mr. Lister is also co-Founder and a former long-time co-Managing Partner of Imperial Capital, one of Canada’s most successful private equity buy-out firms. Mr. Lister led the acquisition and stewardship of Imperial’s portfolio companies in a variety of industries in both Canada and the United States. He assisted the management teams with the strategic direction, acquisitions and financings of these businesses.

Mr. Lister, comments “I am delighted to be assisting such a talented and successful team at CPS. Their history as smart operating executives in portfolio companies and their very thoughtful and strategic approach to selecting great companies and working collaboratively with their management teams to build value has enabled them to provide great returns to their investors. I am looking forward to helping them launch and invest their fifth fund which will be launched later this quarter.”

Jason Fenn, Partner at CPS Capital said “We are thrilled with our partnership with Steve. He is a high integrity, purpose driven leader with over 35 years of direct buyout experience. Steve will be an invaluable resource to our team as we continue to grow and partner with great entrepreneurs.”

Jeff Tung and Michael Arblaster, Partners and co-founders at CPS Capital said “We are very proud to be partnering with an investor of Steve’s caliber. Our entire team is excited to continue to work with Steve to build and grow CPS Capital.”

About CPS Capital

CPS Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm, based in Toronto, founded by owner-operators who look to partner with business owners to realize their growth and transition goals. CPS Capital is focused on North American opportunities to invest in exceptional businesses in growing industries with attractive characteristics. CPS brings significant capability, expertise, and capital to provide business owners with an attractive option compared to traditional financial or strategic buyers.